ETO - Winter Center [NTT039]
ETO (which stands for Experimental Tea Orchestra) is an ensemble originating from Izhevsk, Russia. Using a myriad of Asian/ethnic sounding instruments, and subtly influencing the resulting entrancing soundscapes through the use of some more modern technology, they manage to breathe interesting new life into a musical genre that had arguably been executed to death. None of what you might have heard however captures the essence quite like ETO.
Run time 44:58
From the engaging "Sufik Sky" through the hypnotising "Lunadrive", "Winter Center" is a collection of highly qualitative tracks containing a healthy amount of experimentation, without ever leaving the original instrumental context.